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USENIX 2003 Annual Technical Conference, FREENIX Track — Abstract
Pp. 15-28 of the Proceedings

CSE — A C++ Servlet Environment for High-Performance Web Applications

Thomas Gschwind and Benjamin A. Schmit, Technische Universität Wien


Current environments for web application development focus on Java or scripting languages. Developers that want to or have to use C or C++ are left behind with little options. We have developed a C/C++ Servlet Environment (CSE) that provides a high performance servlet engine for C and C++. One of the biggest challenges we have faced while developing this environment was to come up with an architecture that provides high performance while not allowing a single servlet to crash the whole servlet environment, a serious risk with C and C++ application development. In this paper we explain our architecture, the challenges and trade-offs we have faced, and compare the performance of our environment to that of top servlet environments available today.
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